A flock of c200+ small waders on Exmouth Beach this evening was exceptional. They were continually disturbed but seemed determined to rest on the beach. What's wrong with the Warren?
After a busy week at work it was good to get out this evening. A wader flock near the Lifeboat station consisted of c130+ Dunlin, c20+ Sanderling and c20+ Ringed Plover. They were difficult to count due to a constant procession of beach-goers. I got some photos but kept my distance. On Orcombe I recorded my first Nuthatch as well as 3 Wheatear, 1 Blackcap, c10+ Chiffchaff and 1 Coal Tit.
This is the first Nuthatch I've seen on Orcombe. Chuffed to bits!
Two decent flocks of Goldfinch, totalling c100+ birds, have been knocking around Orcombe over the last couple of weeks.
Mute Swan and Lesser Black-backed Gull - Mudbank.